Last Monday night an Amish neighbor’s house burned to the ground. By Tuesday evening, as I drove past on my way home from work, the debris had been cleared and piled or removed.
For the past week, I’ve followed the daily progress as dozens of men gather to work, their buggies parked in the yard between the house and the barn.
We dropped off some cookies and coffee–our small way of being a part of this remarkable community insurance policy.
Today, I snapped this photo (didn’t want to get too close because of the stricture against photographing Amish people) to show you what a week of neighborliness can accomplish.
Neighborliness is found in lots of communities. Often the best demonstrations of that coming together follow disasters–fire or flood or ice. Tell me about a special instance–or on-going practice–of neighborliness in your community.